Jess & Rob’s Meynell Langley Hall Summer Wedding in Derbyshire
August last year started off with Jess & Rob’s wonderfully relaxed wedding at Meynell Langley Hall in Derbyshire. The sun shone, the sky was blue with those perfect fluffy clouds, and this pair got married in front of their nearest and dearest, and did it as only they could! Eschewing tradition, and walking each other down the aisle, being a personal highlight of mine. Besides the use of the Jurassic Park theme during the ceremony. That has to come top, surely!
Bride and Groom Getting Ready Together
Jess and Rob live in a beautiful little cottage in a suburb of Derby, and as they love their home, they both wanted to spend the wedding morning there getting ready. I know the tradition is that the bride can’t see the groom before the wedding, but more and more I’m seeing people get married in ways that make sense to them. Personally, I love it. Spending the morning together at home means it’ll feature in their photos, and they’ll both be in it. I think having familiar surroundings can help with any wedding day jitters, too! To finish the morning off perfectly, they both set off to the venue in Jess’s trusty old Rover. And all these wonderful, unique moments, are captured for them to remember in years to come, and maybe show their kids and grandkids, how they did it all their way!
Meynell Langley Hall Wedding Venue
Meynell Langley Hall is a stunning Regency manor house close to the village of Kirk Langley. It’s a private family home, and has a limited number of weddings each year. The views from the grounds are amazing, and I’m struggling to think of a nicer backdrop to come out to following your wedding ceremony. And I’m sure Jess and Rob had a few moments to take in the vista before their friends and family covered them in confetti!!
Ticknall Village Hall Reception
After the ceremony, it was a short drive to the lovely village of Ticknall, where the village hall was the setting for the second half of the day. I may be biased as I live just up the road, but it’s a fantastic little village, and the hall is a great blank canvas for a small, intimate wedding reception. With a stage for your band or DJ at one end, and a separate room to house the bar. They also hired in some friends of theirs who ran a food truck, and parked it up outside the hall for their guests evening food. The whole day went down a treat, and the quantity of smiling faces is a testament to how loved these folks are, and to what a top job they did at planning a wedding, in their own way!
A big thanks to all these brilliant suppliers for helping make the day so special!
Wedding dress by Needle and Thread
Bridesmaids outfits by Frock and Frill
Makeup by Kirsty @ Beau Chic
Hair by Lauren @ Sixty Three Hair
Suits by Ted Baker @ Moss Bros
Flowers by Elaine Morgan
Cake by Finch & Garter Cakes
Catering by Gilberts Kitchen & Deli
Food truck by Kerb Bears Street Food
Music by Wonderfolk